Magic : The Final Fantasy Collection Paperback
by Isaac Asimov
A final collection of original short fantasy stories assembles previously uncollected tales, stories about the two-centimeter demon Azael, several fairy tales, and a humorous adventure about Batman's old age from the grandmaster of science fiction.
Isaac Asimov and science fiction are one and the same to millions of readers.
He was the field's transcendent genius, its reigning prophet, its genial patriarch, and its most prolific author.
But Asimov also wrote fantasy, and invariably of an enduring quality.
Magic is his final original collection, containing all of his uncollected fantasy stories that have never before appeared in book form.
Wry and witty, they carry his unique, personal stamp of rationalism and logic.
These stories are fascinating musings of a wide-ranging intelligence, discussing everything from Tolkien to Spielberg, from unicorns to King Arthur.
Magic is the last word on fantasy by the renowned science fiction author.
Though Isaac Asimov had fun writing all his works, these are the stories he wrote for fun.
They are an essential part of his irreplaceable legacy.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 19/05/1997
- Category: Writing & editing guides
- ISBN: 9780006482031
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Review by awahlbom
A posthumous collection of Asimov leftovers. The short stories are occasionally funny but very lightweight, and the essays on fantasy and science fiction bring no great insights. The science essays are more interesting, but it's not enough to make the whole book worthwhile; indeed, it would have been stronger as two shorter volumes.